The knife was sharp, for the cut was smooth; the handle was long, for a man’s arm would not reach from this gash to the cut that did not go through the skin; he was a coward, or he would have cut the thongs
around the necks of the hounds.
This collar was placed over the dome of the balloon, and the hanging thongs
were gathered together below, so that the pressure of any weight would be diffused over a considerable surface.
The Englishman did as he was bid and presently Tarzan was working at the thongs
with his strong white teeth.
The hair of both men and women was confined by a rawhide thong
passing about the forehead and tied behind.
With nimble fingers he worked rapidly at the thongs
which held the door in place.
The poets related that stone walls and iron swords and leathern thongs
had an occult sympathy with the wrongs of their owners; that the belt which Ajax gave Hector dragged the Trojan hero over the field at the wheels of the car of Achilles, and the sword which Hector gave Ajax was that on whose point Ajax fell.
The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs
of inconstant leather.
He and his pack then draw off into a sheltered corner of the lawn, where the dogs roll on the grass, and play or growl angrily at one another, ever and anon breaking out into furious fight speedily to be quelled by Tom's voice, unmatched at rating, or the snaky thongs
of the whips.
He was alive; these were his first words; the Italian had the blood-caked ruler in his hand, and with his knife was reaching up to cut the thongs
that lashed the hands.
Their limbs were painfully bound with thongs
, cut from the skin of a bison, while, by a sort of refinement in cruelty, they were so placed, that each could see a reflection of his own misery in the case of his neighbour.
Grandmother called my attention to a stout hickory cane, tipped with copper, which hung by a leather thong
from her belt.
Time went by, the wine was sold, and when they came to clean out the cask, they found in it a small key hanging to a thong
of cordovan; see now if one who comes of the same stock has not a right to give his opinion in such like cases.